In Which I Emerge from Hibernation

The photo above symbolizes the cocoon I have been hibernating in since early last year. Though I have done a respectable number of zoom events and presentations over the past 18 months, it’s getting mighty damn old. The good news is that this thoroughly vaxed raconteur is ready to start rumblin’ at some of his favorite responsible venues. You will have the opportunity to see me live or online on a number of occasions over the next couple of months, you poor thing, you. Here’s how, when and where:

Sunday, September 26, 7pm (EST): The Congress of Curious Peoples, Coney Island USA

This infectiously fun and informative annual sideshow event will be presented live but also livestreamed. Tickets and info here!

Wednesday, September 29, 7pm (EST): National Silent Movie Day

I can’t very well NOT observe National Silent Movie Day, right? Accordingly, I’ll be offering a free crash course in the history of silent comedy online to all comers. I’ll share log-in info here in the next few days.

Friday, October 1, 7pm (EST): Fredonia Marxonia, with Noah Diamond

Once again the great Noah Diamond will be the man of the hour in SUNY Fredonia’s annual Marx Brothers convocation, once again being presented online. I am honored to be one of Noah’s special guests. The 2021 theme is “There’s Nothing Like Liberty: The Marx Brothers and America”. Log in here:

Sunday, October 17, 12-4pm: Gatsby Fest

A free new event in Great Neck, taking place just steps from where F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby. Come by! I’ll be there, and can show you the house as well as the site of the theatre where the stage adaptation of the book had its pre-Broadway tryout. Details here.

November 11 and 13: Frigid New York’s Gotham Storytelling Festival, the Kraine

I am very excited to report that I’ll be presenting my new solo show The Pilgrim’s Progress in the Gotham Storytelling Festival at the Kraine. I’ve been working on this piece for years, and hinting about it for almost as long. Thrilled to be premiering it at one of my favorite downtown venues. There will be two performances as well as a streaming component. It’s timed so as to mark the 400th anniversary of the First Thanksgiving/ National Day of Mourning, a succotash of history, memoir, stand-up, and performance art. I hope every one I know will attend this one, in person, or via the livestream, so apologies in advance — you’ll be hearing a lot more about this over the coming weeks!

Thursday, December 23: Jobsolete Podcast

This is the provisional premiere date for my appearance on the Jobsolete podcast, discussing that most obsolete of all jobs — vaudevillians. Date may change; if it does, I’ll let you know!